As back exercises go, I could happily just perform high pulls and deadlifts. How would you execute a straight bar deadlift to maximise back development? Do you concentrate strongly on bringing the bar to the hip crease after the knees?
Also, How would you intergrate straight bar deadlifts into a program involving 2 pulling days? I am currently following your 3,3,3,6,6,6 program with 2 push days, 2 pulls days and 1 leg day. Is it possible to deadlift on both days if say one was strength dedicated and one was speed dedicated?
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The best form of deadlift to build the upper back is a snatch-grip deadlift from pins (2" below knees), sweeping in the bar toward the hip crease. In fact I used that movement yesterday with an IFBB pro bodybuilder.
With the 3,3,3,6,6,6 scheme it is possible to do both deadlifts and high pulls on both days, especially that form of deadlift which is easier on the nervous system.